In 1880, Arthur G. Shoup, author of the women's suffrage bill in the first Territorial Legislature, was born in Idaho.
In 1954, Elana France of Fairbanks won a drawing at the Seattle Boat Show. Her prize was an 18-foot-long, half-ton totem pole ("carved by a real, genuine Indian").
In 1974, The completed recount of all 90,000 votes cast for governor showed Jay Hammond beating incumbent Gov. William Egan by 287 votes.
In the nation
In 1901, the U.S. Army War College was established in Washington D.C.
In 1910, New York's Pennsylvania Station opened.
In 1945, Gen. George C. Marshall was named special U.S. envoy to China to try to end hostilities between the nationalists and the Communists.
In 1953, playwright Eugene O'Neill died in Boston at age 65.
In 1973, the Senate voted 92-3 to confirm Gerald R. Ford as vice president, succeeding Spiro T. Agnew, who had resigned.
In 1978, San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and City Supervisor Harvey Milk, a gay-rights activist, were shot to death inside City Hall by former supervisor Dan White.
In 1997, Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York was marred when a gust of wind knocked part of a lamppost onto a 34-year-old woman, fracturing her skull and leaving her in a coma for almost a month.
In the world
In 1942, during World War II, the French navy at Toulon scuttled its ships and submarines to keep them out of the hands of the Nazis.
In 1970, Pope Paul VI, visiting the Philippines, was slightly wounded at the Manila airport by a dagger-wielding Bolivian painter disguised as a priest.
In 1983, 183 people were killed when a Colombian Avianca Airlines Boeing 747 crashed near Madrid's Barajas Airport.
In 1985, the British House of Commons approved the Anglo-Irish accord giving Dublin a consultative role in the governing of British-ruled Northern Ireland.
In 1989, 107 people were killed when a bomb blamed by police on drug traffickers destroyed a Colombian jetliner.
In 1997, A day after saying it would open its presidential palaces to international observers, Iraq declared that U.N. weapons monitors were not included in the invitation.
In 2001, Afghan factions opened power-sharing talks outside Bonn, Germany.